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7 Dec 2020

Full-Time Environmental Protection Policy Lead

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

Corporate Services offers a challenging and stimulating variety of work in both delivery and support teams. The function utilises the expertise of eight specialisms that collectively enable the operational day-to-day running of the business to ensure that DE&S/SDA delivers its objectives and maintains compliance with the requirements of being part of a Department of State. We cover: Business Support; Comms, Media & Marketing; Infrastructure & Estate Management; Policy Profession; Sales & Disposals; Occupational Health, Safety & Environment; Quality Management; and Security.

We are looking for a technical professional to act as a corporate policy lead within DE&S’ Chief Environment and Safety Office (CESO) at Abbey Wood, Bristol.

To be successful in this role, you will:
• Be forward-thinking and a good communicator who is able to work with a variety of stakeholders from different areas and levels of the business.
• Be able to present well in person as you’ll be a representative of DE&S.
• Be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the key elements of corporate environmental management with the ability to advise, plan and promote improvement in line with global, UK and MoD expectations.


You will be responsible to;

• Embed the DE&S Environmental Strategy across all areas of business and deliver against each of the key goals.
• Lead the effective application of statutory compliance by implementing and maintaining bespoke corporate policy and guidance.
• Promote a single way of working to underpin the cohesive and coherent delivery of environmental management across all areas of DE&S’ responsibilities.
• Build and exploit constructive relationships with key internal and external Stakeholders.
• Embed good behaviours and initiate activity to enhance DE&S’ environmental culture and champion continuous improvement.
• Conduct assurance activities to monitor corporate performance; initiate solutions to address deltas and collaboratively work with the relevant business areas to deliver improved performance.

This position needs someone who is pro-active, a self-starter and eager to take ownership of the role.
You need to be highly skilled in verbal communication and have excellent written skills, with this demonstrated throughout your CV.

What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
• A relevant qualification, such as the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma (or an equivalent which is commensurate to or above level 5/6.)

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
• Management experience in a similar role

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
• Risk Assessment
• OHSEP Fundamentals

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
• Communicating and influencing
• Working together

What’s in it for you?
You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team
Corporate Services Group (CSG) is pivotal in enabling effective business operations. We are a professional body of people who undertake a diverse range of challenging activities which are integral to Defence procurement and support. CSG are represented in every area of the organisation enabling the successes of DE&S.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, DE&S, Environmental, MOD, Policy, and Protection. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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